Doris Irene Eells, 78, of 67 Oakwood Drive, Beloit, died of cancer Wednesday, March 21, 2001, at the home of her daughter in Mantua.
Born April 8, 1922, in Alliance, she was the daughter of John and Alice (Shirie) Brock.
She was a member of Pine Lake Christian Church in Sebring.
Survivors include son, Earl E. (Donna) Eells of Rossville, Ill.; daughters, Patricia E. (Joseph) Skender of Mantua, Bonita I. (David) Hahn of Eatonton, Ga.; 12 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and a brother, Lester Brock of Hemet, Calif. Her husband, Earnest "Earl" died April 29, 2000.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Pine Lake Christian Church with the Rev. Scott Bryant officiating. Cremation will take place.
Arrangements are being handled by Gednetz Ruzek Funeral Home in Sebring.
Memorials may be made to the Pine Lake Christian Church.
Edgar Bruce Dickinson, 77, of Delaware, Ohio, died Sunday, March 18, 2001, at Grant Medical Center in Columbus.
Born June 20, 1923, in Cleveland, he was the son of Elkano and Minnie (Flyshaker) Dickinson.
Mr. Dickinson was a machinist at Johnson and Johnson Co. prior to his retirement.
Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Carol R. (Kruse) Dickinson; son, Bruce B. (Pamela) of Sioux Falls, S.D.; daughters, Kathleen R. (Peter) Matuscak of Columbus, Susan C. (Robert) Wright of Mantua and Pamela K. (Kenneth) Minard of Delaware, Ohio; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; brother, Owen; sister, Martha J. Coss. His parents and a grandson, Jeffrey Wright, died previously.
Cremation has taken place. Burial is in Westlawn Cemetery in Mantua.
Memorials may be made in lieu of flowers to the Mantua Center Christian Church, 4118 S.R. 82, Mantua, Ohio 44255.
PALMYRA Carl E. Overholt, 87, of Palmyra died Wednesday, March 21, 2001, at his home.
Born Oct. 6, 1915, in Akron, he was the son of Edwin and Mary (Keener) Overholt. He lived in Akron for many years.
Mr. Overholt retired from Babcock and Wilcox where he worked for 45 years. He volunteered with the American Red Cross and he was a member of the Akron Baptist Temple.
He was a U.S. Army veteran.
Survivors include a son, Larry Overholt of Texas; daughter, Bonnie Johnson of Palmyra; three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. His first wife, Glendora, and his second wife, Margaruite died previously.
There will be no services. Arrangements were made by the Wood-Kortright Funeral Home Ravenna Chapel.
Catherine Yen, 74, of Twinsburg, died Thursday, March 22, 2001, at Akron City Hospital.
Arrangements are pending with Green's Funeral Home, Mantua.
MANTUA - Eli J. Mayich, 78, died Thursday, March 22, 2001, at his residence.
Arrangements are pending with Green's Funeral Home, Mantua.
STREETSBORO - Stanislaus B. Rodrigues, 72, died Thursday, March 22, 2001.
Arrangements will be announced by Shorts Funeral Home, Streetsboro Chapel.
Johnnie L. Johnson
EDINBURG - Johnnie L. Johnson, 70, died Monday, March 19, 2001, at Robinson Memorial Hospital in Ravenna of natural causes.
Born July 27, 1930, in Phillippi, W.Va., he was the son of Jearl and Ottie (Phillips) Johnson. He had lived in Edinburg since 1942.
Mr. Johnson had been employed as a millwright with American Steel in Alliance prior to his retirement.
He was a member of the Edinburg United Church, Charity Masonic Lodge No. 530, Tadmor Temple, Kent Civil War Society, Ohio State Patrol Auxiliary and the Edinburg Zoning Board.
He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War.
Survivors include his wife, June (Dillon), whom he married on April 16, 1954; son, John R. of Kent; daughter, Treva Ann of Ellijay, Ga.; two grandchildren; brother, Charles (Mary Lou) of Edinburg; and sister, Mildred Roth of Jefferson.
There will be no calling hours. Services will be held at 5:30 p.m. Friday at Edinburg United Church in Edinburg, with the Rev. Ruth Chartier officiating. Arrangements are being handled by Shorts Funeral Home, Ravenna Chapel. Burial will be in Edinburg Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Edinburg United Church or the Edinburg Fire Department.
David James Weber, Sr.
Former Kent resident David James Weber, Sr., 64, of Cape Coral, Fla. died Monday, March 19, 2001 at Cape Coral Hospital in Cape Coral.
Born June 30, 1936, in Toledo, he was the son of Lloyd S. and Virginia O. (Bennett) Weber. A Kent resident until he moved to Cape Coral in 1986, he was a 1954 graduate of Theodore Roosevelt High School in Kent.
Mr. Weber was a carpenter and a roofer.
He attended Kent State University.
Survivors include his son, David, Jr. (Beverly) of Ravenna; two grandchildren; and brother, Donald of Roswell, N.M.
There will be no local calling hours or services. A memorial service will be held at 6 p.m. Friday at Caloosahatchee Moose Lodge No. 2395 in Cape Coral.
Memorials may be made to the Caloosabatchee Moose Lodge No. 2395 Building Fund, 419 Cape Coral Parkway East, Cape Coral, Fla. 33904 or to St. John's Episcopal Church Memorial Fund, 7771 Stringfellow Road, St. James City, Fla. 33956.
James G. Harris
Former Rootstown resident James G. Harris, 48, of Las Vegas, Nev., died Monday, March 19, 2001, at a hospital near his home after a short illness.
Born Nov. 2, 1952, in Ravenna, he was the son of Robert and Dorothy Harris. He had lived in Rootstown before moving to Florida, then to Nevada. He was a 1971 graduate of Rootstown High School.
Mr. Harris was a screen printer and artist.
Survivors include his wife, Reah; son, Craig of Stow; stepson, Steven of Connecticut; stepdaughter, Dawn of Naples, Fla.; five grandchildren; mother, Dorothy of Ravenna; brothers, Larry of Ravenna and Jon (Jan) of Ormond Beach, Fla.; and sister, Vikki (Larry) Johnson of Akron. His father died previously.
Cremation has taken place. Arrangements were handled in Nevada.
Lois M. Lohr
Lois M. Lohr, 84, of Hillsboro Beach, Fla., a former Kent resident, died March 16, 2001.
Mrs. Lohr taught in the Kent school district until her retirement in 1984. She and her husband, Harry, who was principal of Central Elementary School in Kent for many years until he retired, moved to Hillsboro Beach 13 years ago.
She was an active member of the Order of the Eastern Star, and also was a member of the Kent United Methodist Church.
Survivors include her husband, Harry, to whom she was married 60 years; son, Robert (Linda) Lohr of Napierville, Ill.; daughters, Judith (Gerald) Talcott of Hillsboro Beach, Fla., and Marjorie Fleming of Plantation, Fla.; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Kraeer-Becker Funeral Home, 217 E. Hillsboro Blvd., Deerfield Beach, Fla. Burial will be in Florida.
Douglas R. Swaim
Former Kent resident Douglas R. Swaim, 61, of West Palm Beach, Fla., died at his home.
Born in Kent, he had lived in West Palm Beach for 15 years.
Mr. Swaim was the owner of Double Eagle Realty in Deerfield Beach, Fla., and previously was employed as an agent for W.W. Reed and Sons Insurance and Real Estate in Kent.
He was a member of the Kent Jaycees and Phi Gamma Delta Fraternity.
Survivors include his wife, Kathryn; daughters Julie Wilkinson of Tequesta, Fla., Sharon Daniels of Jupiter, Fla., and Kristin Swanson of Atlanta, Ga.; four grandchildren; and sister, Ramona McLaren of Kent.
Calling hours will be from 11:30 a.m. until services at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Aycock Funeral Home, 1112 Military Trail, Jupiter, Fla. Burial will be in Riverside Memorial Park in Tequesta.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 169 Tequesta Drive, Suites 33E, Tequesta, Fla. 33469.
Thomas R. Walker, Sr.,
Thomas R. Walker, Sr., 79, of Kent, died Tuesday, March 20, 2001 at Robinson Memorial Hospital in Ravenna following a long illness.
Born April 12, 1921, in Swiss, W. Va., he was the son of Grover and Edith Walker. he was a Kent resident for 35 years.
He was a member of the Jehovah's Witnesses.
Survivors include his wife, Alma; sons, Larry, Albert and Thomas, Jr., all of Georgia, Chris of Stow and Tony of Warren; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; brothers Paul of Hico, W. Va. and Francis of Mt. Nebo, W. Va; sister, Clara of Fayette, W. Va.
Cremation has taken place. Private memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. at 1625 Athena Drive in Kent with Wayne Vanaman, Sr. officiating.
Randlin B. Craemer
Randlin B. Craemer, 46, of North Lawrence Township in Stark County, died Friday, March 16, 2001 at Doctors Hospital in Massillon.
Born May 20, 1954 in Kokomo, Ind., she was the daughter of Lawrence and Phyllis (Hite) Busby.
Mrs. Craemer was a science teacher at Garfield High School in Akron since 1994.
She bred and raised show dogs and was a member of the Cardigan Welsh Corgi Club.
Survivors include her husband, Mark E.; sons, Paul Tyren and Rory Ethan; daughter, Kelsey Lee Davis; her parents, of Cincinnati; brother, Joseph Busby of Dayton; and sister, Laura Busby of Columbus.
A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Clinton First Church of Christ, 2545 W. Comet Ave. (across from Hillside Park), with the Rev. David Dahlstein officiating. Calling hours will be held immediately following the service until 6 p.m. at the church.
Arrangements are being handled by Swigart-Easterling Funeral Home in Canal Fulton.
Donald T. Sampson Sr.
DEERFIELD - Donald T. Sampson Sr., 87, died Sunday, March 18, 2001, at home.
Born Sept. 20, 1913, in Mottown, he was the son of William and Lottie (Jenkins) Sampson. A life resident of Deerfield, he was a 1932 graduate of the former Deerfield High School.
Mr. Sampson was a machinist for the Wean United of Youngstown until he retired in 1978.
He was a member of Palmyra United Methodist Church, Deerfield Charity Masonic Lodge No. 530, Order of the Eastern Star, Palmy Chapter No. 114, and the Deerfield Dandies.
Survivors include his wife, Dorothy (Myers), whom he married March 22, 1937; sons, Donald Jr. of Deerfield and Richard of Marlboro; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and brother, William of Alliance.
Calling hours will be held informally from 2 to 4 p.m. Wednesday and formally from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral Home, 75 S. Union Ave., Alliance, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday. Dr. David Clarke and the Rev. John Gelnett will officiate. Masonic services will be held at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Deerfield Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Palmyra United Methodist Church.
Mary Ann Pahls
Former Ravenna resident Mary Ann Pahls (Gless) Schuman, 59, died Monday, Dec. 18, 2000, in Chico, Calif.
She was the daughter of Anthony H. and Mary Catherine (Raik) Pahls.
She graduated from Villa Maria High School in Pennsylvania and attended Kent State University and Ohio University.
Survivors include her children, Cathi (Gless) Esker of New York, Anne Marie (Gless) Sboray of Akron and Mark and Meg Schuman of California; eight grandchildren; and siblings, Anthony "Tony" C. Pahls, Marty (Pahls) Der, Barbara (Pahls) Borton, Larry Pahls, Drew Pahls, Jeannie (Pahls) Van Horn and Joan Pahls Notch. Her parents and a brother, Leo Bernard Pahls, died previously.
Calling hours will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at Wood-Kortright Funeral Home in Ravenna. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Ravenna, with the Msgr. Robert A. Sabatino officiating. Burial will be in the St. Stephens Catholic Church Cemetery in Niles.
Memorials may be made to the family for funeral expenses and left at the funeral home.
ROOTSTOWN - Andrew Kato, 82, died Monday, March 19, 2001 at Robinson Memorial Hospital in Ravenna following a short illness.
Born Nov. 2, 1919, in Budapest, Hungary, he was the son of Charles and Julia (Dementer) Kato. He had lived in Rootstown for 40 years.
Mr. Kato retired from the Ford Motor Co., Walton Hills plant.
He attended New Milford Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Eileen (Carey), to whom he was married 63 years; sons, Cliff (Mickie) of Wilmington, N.C. and Dick (Debbie) of Ravenna; foster son, Charles (Janice) Dopker of Tallmadge; nine grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. His sons, Roger and Bob; and brother, John, died previously.
Calling hours will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Wood-Kortright Funeral Home, Ravenna Chapel, where services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, with the Rev. Rick Reynolds officiating. Burial will be in Grandview Memorial Park in Ravenna.
Memorials may be made to New Milford Baptist Church, 4808 Tallmadge Road, Rootstown, Ohio 44272.
DEERFIELD - Hoy McCourt, 54, of 717 Bandy Road, died Wednesday, March 14, 2001, at home after a short illness.
Born Aug. 9, 1946, in Webster Springs, W.Va., he was the son of Goodridge A. and Esta Maxine (Carpenter) McCourt. He had lived in Deerfield for 30 years.
Mr. McCourt was a mechanic with D.J.'s Truck Repair Inc.
A U.S. Marine Corps veteran, he had earned a Good Conduct Medal. He was of the Baptist faith.
Survivors include his wife, Judith A. (Erta) of Sparks, Nev.; father, Goodridge A. of Webster Springs; stepmother, Isa McCourt of Webster Springs; brothers, Truman and Vance, both of Deerfield, Wesley of Randolph and Goodridge A. Jr. of Columbus; sisters, Nada G. Roosa of Deerfield, Mildred Stanley of Webster Springs and Linda L. Strawser of Ravenna; and former spouse, Carol (Morton) McCourt of Ravenna. His mother died previously.
Services were held at Dodd & Reed Funeral Home in Webster Springs. Burial was in Isaac McCourt Cemetery in Webster Springs.
Tom H. Mix
DEERFIELD - Tom H. Mix, 68, died Sunday, March 18, 2001 at Robinson Memorial Hospital in Ravenna following a long illness.
Born May 2, 1932, in Deerfield, he was the son of Walter A. and Mary P. (Girard) Mix.
Mr. Mix retired from YSD Industries of Youngstown, where he worked as a welder.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He was a member of Deerfield American Legion Post #713 and Ravenna VFW Post #1055.
Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Barbara (Barrett); brothers, Albert (Margaret) and Wilbur, both of Deerfield and Delbert (Darlene) of Berlin Center; and a sister, Arlene Lopez of Downey, Calif. His parents, and a sister, Wilda Oswalt, died previously.
Calling hours will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. on Thursday at the Wood-Kortright Funeral Home Ravenna Chapel. Services will be held on Friday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Deerfield Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Shriner's Hospital for Crippled Children, 516 Carew St., Springfield, Mass. 01704.
Donald R. Laflin
Donald R. Laflin, 69, of Kent died Monday, March 12, 2001, at Florida Hospital East Orlando. Arrangements will be announced.